The Basque Child Refugees from the Spanish Civil War – history and memory

28 June 2018 1330-1630: Building 6, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

The University of Southampton, which houses the Basque Child Refugee Archive in its Special Collections, plays host to an afternoon of talks, followed by an opportunity to see a new exhibition of work by the artist Claire Hignett. Booking is essential.

• Introduction and welcome: Dr J Beswick, University of Southampton
• The Spanish Civil War and the battle for the souls of the Basque children: Dr P Anderson, University of Leeds
• The Basque children in Suffolk – a local study: Dr E Packard, University of Suffolk
• The Spanish Civil War refugees and the French “concentration” camps of 1939: Dr G S Soo, University of Southampton
• The teachers from Spain who accompanied the Basque children into exile: Carmen Kilner, Basque Children Association 1937
• Questions, discussion and summary: Dr G S Soo

From Bilbao to Southampton to Salford: an exhibition of work by Claire Hignett

1630-1730: Level 4 Gallery, Hartley Library, Highfield Campus

An opportunity to view the exhibition, with tea.

Booking instructions

Tickets for the event can be booked through Eventbrite.

“Physical Pain and Barroque Suffering in Modern Spanish History” – the 2018 Perez de Ayala Lecture

The annual Perez de Ayala Lecture will be given by Javier Moscoso, Research Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Institute of History of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The lecture is entitled “Physical Pain and Barroque Suffering in Modern Spanish History” and will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at Avenue Campus.

To see more information and to book your place visit the Humanities events website.

Modern Languages attends English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) conference in Spain

Chris Sinclair, Director of the English Language Programme in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, recently attended a three-day conference in Segovia, Spain on the theme of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in Higher Education, organised by the British Council.